Information for Counsellors and Teachers


Accommodation: Your questions answered

We've come together to provide information on the accommodation queries we think you and your students will find useful
1. Is accommodation guaranteed?

Most institutions will guarantee accommodation for all new first year undergraduate students. After the first year, students will generally be expected to move into private accommodation. 

2. How long are accommodation contracts?

Contracts are generally for 38 or 39 weeks, including the vacation periods, but some institutions offer shorter (31 week) or longer (up to 51 week) contracts too. 

3. How much does accommodation cost?

The cost will vary between institution, accommodation type and location. 

The table below provides a rough guide, but please visit our individual institution pages for detailed information regarding our accommodation provisions, contracts and price lists. 


Cost per week for a single room


£87 - £302


£155 - £339


£218  - £431


£164 - £299


£130 – £266

4. What support is offered to students living in halls?

Each of our halls of residence has a dedicated support team, usually referred to as Residence Wardens, Welfare Leads or Student Residence Advisers. They will be able to offer practical support, deliver pastoral care and assist with personal issues. 

Additional assistance will be made available to students with disabilities or other support needs and students who are under 18. 

5. What support do you offer to students looking for private accommodation?

Each institution has its own accommodation team who can provide assistance to students looking for private accommodation in London. 

The University of London Housing Services also provide support to students studying at University of London colleges. They offer an accommodation search database, contract checking service and legal advice. They also run a number of events for students, including an annual Housing Fair, flatmate finder events, housing talks and advice sessions. 

The Private Housing guide is a useful source of information and advice.

Visit our accommodation webpages: